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Auction 156, Lot 650

"Carte de Tartarie Dressee sur les Relations de Plusieurs Voyageurs de Differentes Nations...", Delisle/Buache

Subject: Northern Asia

Period: 1745 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

25.1 x 19.1 inches
63.8 x 48.5 cm
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This is Delisle's expansive map that spans from Novaya Zemlya in the north to Afghanistan and includes Russia, Northern China, and Tibet. The Pacific coast shows a portion of the Terre d'Eso, with the small Isle de Amour shown above. The map is fully engraved with forests and mountains, and it features quite good detail of cities and towns for the period. The Great Wall is graphically depicted, as are the extensive trade routes. A decorative cartouche surrounds the title in the lower left. Buache's imprint is below the neatline at right.


Condition: B+

Watermarked paper with light soiling. There are archival repairs to a couple of 1" tears at bottom and several large chips in top blank margin, only one of which just passes the neatline at top left, with a minor amount of neatline replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $175

Closed on 2/17/2016